Femtosecond laser has applications in glaucoma surgery

BOSTON — Considering the recent technological progress of femtosecond laser platforms, aided by 3-D imaging, glaucoma surgeons may now find femtosecond lasers beneficial in their own practices, according to a speaker here at Glaucoma Day preceding the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery annual meeting. “Femtosecond laser cataract surgery is a novel technology,” Eric D. Donnenfeld, MD, told attendees. “Patients are enjoying it. It’s computer-controlled with laser accuracy, it improves capsulotomies in difficult eyes, it reduces phacoemulsification time and energy, and treats astigmatism. I think it may be very (Read more...)

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